Jury to Be Picked in Trenton Mayor Corruption Case

Jury selection is scheduled to begin this week in the corruption trial of the mayor of New Jersey's capital city.

Trenton Mayor Tony Mack was arrested in the fall of 2012 and charged with scheming to take bribes for a parking garage development deal that was actually a federal sting operation. His brother, Ralphiel Mack, also was arrested.

They face charges including bribery and extortion conspiracy. Federal prosecutors claim the Macks conspired with sandwich shop owner Joseph Giorgianni on the project.

Giorgianni pleaded guilty last month. Giorgianni said he handled bribes from government informants in a fake land-development deal in Trenton. He said he gave Mack about $8,000 in bribes he had received from the informant.

Tony Mack and his attorney didn't return recent messages left seeking comment. Ralphiel Mack didn't comment when reached Friday.

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